Triangle South Workforce Board

Business

Programs

On The Job Training

Lower Training costs with OJT!

The NCWorks On-the-Job training program (OJT) is a program in which businesses hire eligible Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) clients. Upon hire, businesses may be reimbursed up to 75 percent of the employee's wages based upon the calculated work time required to fill a skills gap.

Eligibility

Eligible employers must be North Carolina based for-profit and not-for-profit businesses that have been operating for at least 12 months.

The Process is Simple

  • The employer interviews and chooses a WIOA eligible candidate
  • The OJT provider will reimburse up to 75% of the candidates wages or salary during the pre-determined training period (not to exceed 6 months)
  • The employer will train the new employee
  • The OJT provider will ensure extensive support is provided for first time employers using the program

Additional Details

OJT is a training program that utilizes the employer as the trainer. The training subsidy is designed to offset the costs associated with hiring and training a new employee who exhibits a gap in skills. The employer makes the hiring decision and receives free screenings, assessments, and referrals of applicants. The employer makes the determination regarding job performance standards and receives monthly reimbursements.

To participate in the OJT program, employers must ensure the employment is on-going and not temporary, probationary or intermittent. The OJT reimbursement period will be calculated based upon a skills gap analysis including both the skills needed for the specific job, and the skills already retained by the participant. The difference between the two will be used to determine the length of the training period.

The hiring and training may begin after the OJT Pre-Award Analysis form has been completed and the OJT Employer Agreement has been signed by all the parties. The trainee becomes an employee of the company on the day their on the job training period begins. There will be careful consideration when selecting a suitable match between the OJT program participant and employer. Consideration of eligibility to participate in the OJT program will include: General business practices in terms of working conditions (safety, health), the availability of health benefits, sustainable wage structure, turnover rates, adequate staff and equipment to carry out the training, and whether the employer is in compliance with federal, state and local laws. OJT will also be limited to funds availability.

Work Experience

Train a potential new employee at no cost to your business!

The employer provides work experience training for a potential hire and receives up to 12 weeks of labor at no cost to the employer.

Eligibility

Eligible employers must be North Carolina based for-profit and not-for-profit businesses that have been operating for at least 12 months.

The Process is Simple

  • Potential WIOA eligible employees receive work experience and training on specific job duties at no cost to the employer for up to 12 weeks
  • Work Experience Career advisors facilitate smooth operation of the program while tracking the participants progress
  • The potential employee is now eligible to be hired at the end of Work Experience

Additional Details

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Work Experience Program is designed to allow employers to help potential employees develop and enhance work skills, explore career choices, obtain gainful employment and become more marketable when entering or re-entering the workforce. The Work Experience program is available to employers that are willing to expose WIOA participants interested in learning more about their particular industry or gaining a new skill.

The participant can work up to 40 hours per week for a contract period of no more than 480 hours per participant. The Triangle South Workforce Development Board retains contractors who are responsible for implementing the Work Experience program. The WIOA program contractor affiliated with the participant in the employer's county will pay both the wages and taxes for the Work Experience participant with no cost to the employer.

The participant is assigned a Career Advisor who serves as the liaison between the worksite and the participant and is responsible for monitoring the work experience placement to ensure successful completion.

Although it is not a requirement, one goal of the Work Experience program is that the Work Experience participant has the opportunity to be retained by the employer as a permanent employee in a long term, full time position. If such a position is unavailable, the participant should be able to obtain employment in the same occupational field of the work experience opportunity.